USF Steinway Piano Series: David Kalhous
Three great piano sonatas by three great Central European composers will be at the core of the recital presented by the Czech-born pianist David Kalhous. Leos Janácek’s emotionally intense and tragic two-movement Piano Sonata will be followed by Beethoven’s Sonata in C Major (Waldstein), one of the most important works of the composer’s so-called “heroic” period, and particularly notable for its daring formal structure and instrumental virtuosity. The magisterial Sonata in B Minor, one of the most dazzling works of the piano repertoire and arguably Franz Liszt’s crowning achievement, will bring the recital to a close. Several miniatures by György Kurtág, one of the most important European composers working today will complete the program.